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Former President Goodluck Jonathan pledges support for the burial of late Monarch King TJT Princewill

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's president, pauses during a session on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. World leaders, influential executives, bankers and policy makers attend the 44th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the five day event runs from Jan. 22-25. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The former President of Nigeria,Dr Goodluck Jonathan ,has described the transition of King Prof . TJT Princewill , AMACHREE XI, AMANYANABO OF Kalabari as not just a loss to the traditional institution in the country, but a loss to humanity and the academic community.

The former President who referred to the transitting Monarch as a King among Kings, recalled his university school days experience when the king was first posted to the University of Port-Harcourt as a lecturer.

Dr Jonathan who condoled with the family of the king and the entire kalabari kingdom; promised his little assistance in ensuring the successful transition of the king.

Earlier in his opening remarks, the Chairman of theCentral Working Committe, Prince Tonye Princewill, briefed the former President on the main reason for the visit to his office in Abuja.

Prince Princewill said as the highest ranking Niger Delta son and a former student of the University of Port-Harcourt, the visit is imperative as letters shall not suffice. He thanked Dr Jonathan for the roles played in the life of the king as a president.

In his speech, the Chairman of the media sub committe,Opunabo Inko-Tariah, invoked the assistance of the former president in ensuring the king is given a befitting farewell.

In his vote of thanks, the Co-Chairman of the Central Working Committee, Chief Dr David Briggs, thanked Dr Jonathan for the warm reception with a reminder that the burial committee is looking up to people like him.


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